IU Cancer Center Hosts Research Internships for High School, College Students
High school and undergraduate students planning cancer research careers may get some hands-on experience this summer working with physicians and researchers at the Indiana University Cancer Center.
Applications are now being accepted for the nine-week IU Cancer Center Summer Research Program, June 4 to Aug. 3. The program seeks to increase the number of cancer researchers among underrepresented groups.
Students are assigned mentors affiliated with the center. Participant selection is based on interest in biomedical or behavioral science, grades and personal interviews. Participants will work with faculty who are doing research in the most progressive areas of cancer research.
Information about the program, including highlights from past years' programs and applications, are available through the IU Cancer Center's web site at http://cancer.iu.edu/education/training/srp/. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1. Applicants will be notified by April 1.
High school students applying must have completed at least their junior year and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduates applying for the program must have completed 24 hours of college credit, be majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science and have maintained a grade point average of 3.2.
Members and collaborators of the IU Cancer Center are on the faculties of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health and rehabilitation sciences, as well as the science departments at IU and Purdue University. The center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Indiana providing clinical care.
For more information, contact Gwendolyn L. Johnson, Ph.D., program administrator, at email@example.com.